Accton Technology Corporation NetWare DOS ODI Driver Installation ====================================== Copyright (c) 1994, 1995 by Accton Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Content: A). NetWare DOS ODI Workstation Driver Installation B). NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare 3.12 or 4.x) C). NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare v3.11) D). Driver Installation for Novell NetWare OS/2 ODI A). NetWare DOS ODI Workstation Driver Installation =============================================== This section describes the procedure to install the NetWare v3.11 workstation driver for your adapter. Requirements ------------ Make sure you have the following: 1. Driver Diskette 2. Novell DOS ODI Workstation Services Diskette Make a backup copy of your Driver Diskette and use the backup as your working diskette. Installation Procedure ---------------------- 1. Make sure that your network adapter is proper installed and the adapter proper configured to the appropriate hardware settings. 2. Run the following commands in the order given below, indicating the directory location or path for each command. Then press <Enter> after each line to continue. lsl <Enter> nwmlid <Enter> ipxodi <Enter> Note ---- NWMLID is the adapter's workstation driver for the Novell 3.1x and 4.x environments. If problems occur during the loading operation error messages will be shown onscreen to indicate unsuccessful loading of the driver. Installation Notes ------------------ 1. The NET.CFG file is automatically read when driver installation is successful. It contains the adapter's hardware and software configuration. 2. This file is especially needed when there are more than one network adapters installed inside the host PC. In this situation, make sure that each adapter's NET.CFG file has an MLID section. 3. The ODI driver parses the NET.CFG file first and recognizes the parameter settings in this file as the adapter's default, even though it conflicts with the setting stored in the EEPROM. In this situation, the adapter will fail to initialize. Sample NET.CFG File ------------------- LINK DRIVER NWMLID INT 5 PORT 320 . . . See your NetWare 386 Installation Manual for more information about the NET.CFG file. 4. With the release of NetWare 4.x, Novell has changed the setting of the default Ethernet frame type to Ethernet 802.2. This is to allow better protocol support. In addition, additional features were added, including IPX with checksum, security enhancement and protocol independence. When using NetWare 4.x, make sure that the frame type is bound before logging into the server. List of Error Messages ---------------------- This section lists error messages detected when the driver installation fails. Error Message: "The board cannot be found." Possible Cause: The adapter does not exist, or driver does not recognize the adapter. Solution: Make sure that the adapter is properly plugged onto the host PC's slot. Error Message: "Board RAM failed the memory test." Possible Cause: Adapter's RAM buffer failure. Solution: Replace your network adapter. Call your dealer for assistance. Reinstall the adapter, including the driver. Error Message: "The board did not respond to the initialization command." Possible Cause: The driver recognizes the adapter, but the adapter fails to respond. Solution: Replace your network adapter. Call your dealer for assistance. Reinstall the adapter, including the driver. Error Message: "Adapter current mode is not supported or card not found." Possible Cause: The current adapter mode is to NE1000. Solution: Run the SETUP program and set adapter mode to NE2000. Error Message: "There is no cable connecting to adapter." Possible Cause: There is no cable connected to the adapter; or adapter's on-board transceiver failure. Solution: Check cable connections and run the driver again. B). NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare 3.12 or 4.x) ============================================================ Requirements ------------ Make sure you have the following: 1. Driver Diskette 2. Novell DOS ODI Workstation Services Diskette Installation Procedure ---------------------- 1. Insert the Driver Diskette that comes with the package into drive A: and check the contents of the subdirectory \NETWARE\ODI\4.X. It should have the following files: NW41.LAN ----> your Novell NetWare v4.x Server Driver NW41.LDI ----> your Novell NetWare v4.x Server Driver configuration file 2. At the NetWare prompt (indicated by the Server name), run the INSTALL.NLM program by typing: server name: LOAD INSTALL <Enter> 3. Follow screen instruction to complete the process. Respond to prompts displayed on the screen. Select the following items in the order given below. Press <Enter> to confirm each choice: Maintenance/Selective Install <Enter> LAN Driver Options (Configure/Load/...) <Enter> 4. Press the <Ins> key to insert other drivers you wish to install. 5. Press <F3> to display the driver loading path as follows: A:\NETWARE\ODI\4.X <Enter> 6. The NW41.LAN will appear as an item under the "Select a LAN Driver" menu. Select it to load the driver and start the binding process. This will allow you to load and bind all 4 frame types supported by NetWare. 7. Next time you reboot your NetWare 4.x server, do so by following steps 2 to 4 above. Notes about the Novell v4.x and the v3.1x drivers -------------------------------------------------- 1. The NetWare v4.x and v3.11 drivers have different architectures. When using NetWare v4.x, you should load the MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM modules before loading server driver NW41.LAN. 2. NW41.LAN is your server driver for NetWare v4.x. When loading NW41.LAN, it will check whether or not these two modules (MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM) have been loaded. If not, it will load them automatically. 3. After the NW41.LAN is loaded, type the "MODULES" command to view and confirm that the additional modules, MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM loaded. 4. The default frame type NW41.LAN binding for NetWare v4.x is Ethernet_802.2 and not Ethernet_802.3. C). NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare v3.11) ====================================================== This section describes the procedure to install the NetWare v3.11 server driver for your adapter. Requirement: ------------ * Accton Driver Diskette (ACCTON.LAN is your server driver) Installation Procedure: ----------------------- Before you start with the installation process, make sure that the Novell NetWare 386 v3.11 server is properly installed. Similarly, your adapter should also be properly installed in your workstation. 1. Copy the ACCTON.LAN file from the Accton Driver Diskette into the NetWare 386 subdirectory of your server. 2. Run SERVER.EXE from your server. You will see a series of NetWare messages onscreen. 3. When the NetWare 386 prompt appears (indicated by a colon), load your server driver. Simply type: : LOAD [d:]ACCTON <Enter> (Command Syntax : LOAD [d:]<Driver Name>) 4. Follow the instructions to select the appropriate adapter configuration, i.e. io_port, memory address, memory length, interrupt. Allowable values for these parameters will also be shown on-screen. When you load the driver program, your screen will display the following messages : Loading module ACCTON.LAN Supported I/O port values are : 300, 320, 340, 360 I/O port : 300 (Enter appropriate I/O port and press <Enter>) 5. Bind IPX to the Accton LAN driver. At the NetWare server prompt, type: :BIND IPX ACCTON <Enter> 6. After pressing <Enter> the computer prompts you for the Network Number. For details on how to assign this number, please consult your NetWare 386 Installation Manual. If problems occur during the binding process, your screen will prompt you with error messages. Please refer to your NetWare 386 manual for details on these messages. The LAN driver installation is completed when you see the following message onscreen: IPX LAN Protocol bound to Accton MPX Driver vx.xxRxx (yymmdd). D). Driver Installation for Novell NetWare OS/2 ODI =============================================== Requirements: ------------- Before you start with the installation process make sure you have the following: a. Accton Driver Diskette b. Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION SERVICES REQUESTER diskette. c. Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 1 d. Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 2 e. Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 3 Installation Procedure ---------------------- You need this file to acquire network service after installing OS/2 Requester and Utilities. OS2MLID.SYS ---- supported by Accton 1. The directory OS2ODI contains only an OS/2 driver,(OS2MLID.SYS). This driver must be used with the OS/2 requester to establish networking operations. 2. Make sure that the workstation on which you want to install the Requester is a 286 or 386 machine that will run OS/2 or Extended Edition OS/2. Please refer to 'Novell NetWare Requester for OS/2' documentation for a detailed Requester and Utilities installation guide. 3. After installation, copy the OS2MLID.SYS file into the NETWARE subdirectory of your hard disk. 4. Add or replace the OS2MLID.SYS file in the CONFIG.SYS file. Make sure the it comes before the IPX.SYS command line. The following shows the corresponding command sequence: DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\LSL.SYS ; OS/2 Requester supported DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\DDAEMON.SYS ; OS/2 Requester supported DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\OS2MLID.SYS ; Accton supported DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\IPX.SYS ; OS/2 Requester supported 5. Reboot your system to get service of network. Installation note: ------------------ You can bind several frame types to the IPX protocol to support various configurations. Include this in the Link Driver OS2MLID section of the NET.CFG file. A sample is shown below: Link Driver OS2MLID frame Ethernet_802.3 frame Ethernet_802.2 frame Ethernet_II frame Ethernet_snap protocol IPX 00 Ethernet_802.3 TRADEMARKS ========== All trademarks or brand names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. ==End==Download Driver Pack
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